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read the final report of the gary task force and it was published in 1990 and all the other work published regarding a light rail system on gary boulevard >> thank you very much. >> any member of the public want to commit? seeing none, public comment is closed >> madam clerk if we could have a roll call vote and a (calling names) the tomes passed. >> if you get call items 18 and 20 prelim and a item 18 a two
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year contract in an amount not to exceed 2 had the and plus and negotiate the contract payment terms and the non payment concerns. and item 20 approve the appointment of the bus rapid transit community and this is an action item >> thank you madam clerk. colleagues on this i have a question and a possible amendment. the question is around geneva bus rapid transit. there's been a lot of concern around members of my district to make sure there's an effort to look at light rail along geneva corridor and the bus rapid
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transit perhaps there's a way to look at this towards light rail and it's important inform address the study that will be moving forward particle today. if i could get a response from staff or the mta on the feasibility of that analysis? >> feel free to come to the mid again. on this item on page 182 with respect to the scope of the awarding contract. we included an optional task just to - i want to emphasis this is a short-term improvement of the extort transit district that's something to the development agreement that's going to be put into place.
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and the sfmta information on this the mta is interested in the operational benefits which could enable the transit to into up to the market street tunnel. and to not prevent access it that facility. i'm understanding clarifying the revenue service ridership potential just recognizing it's two different ridership or travel routes so it could go up to the park and the rail line would cut off past bay shore. we can look at this in the stud but julie asked we confer with her whether there our report or
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consultants. if you can be flexible on how this can be done arrest or. >> one of the things we've been talking about because of the issues we've been talking about we're about to start a scoping session on fixing some key bottle necks in the network. we have some key ones that are causing liability and one of them is not having the runtcy through the facilities. it's a significant issue if something goes wrong in one of those areas the rail is cut off. so we said want to start the discussions and do that under that scenario but to help improve the next time
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performance. it could be looking revenue service in the future that would be definitely part of it because whatever we can do to prevent redundancy. we're not sure how much dialing detail into this study and a could it be that there needs to be some kind of reference to the bus rapid study for geneva after it would be necessary to have it in the report >> if it goes to the mta report the mta should look at the high ridership. and - >> is the mta looking at the redundancy of the light rail
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vehicle and the light transit on the same system is it possible. >> understand that the rail piece would be long-term, the bus transit would be short-term and the next in the next couple of years. >> that's what people want tongs we have some redundancy in the light rail system so we can make some improvements and not create a complete disaster if one goes down. >> we could see what the demand ridership is to further include the bus system we will look at that. >> appreciate that. colleagues any other proposed amendment is to item 20 is the
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advisory committee for geneva bus rapid transit. i want to make sure we have another neighborhood that is realignment in my neighborhood is i want to take one of the at large seats and moving that towards a neighborhood seat in my neighborhood as defined by 280 open the west and ocean avenue and ashton to the north and holloway and brotherhood way to the southern border. that would include the neighborhood that's more adjacent to the geneva avenue for inclusion on the c r.c. and i wonder in if the t r staff
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is okay with this >> we can do it with board approve. >> staff could i brief go over with us the make up of the c r.c. as well as the passenger seat bodies. >> it's on page 2 hundred and 17 of your packet. it's an easy c r.c. so the seats are split between san francisco and san mateo. the comtion would have one seat in the bay point neighborhood and two seats for the little hollywood valley altogether and two seats out at mission and there's one appoint by san mateo
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and then two at large seats so there would be one at large seat and one san francisco seat added >> so i understand to make sure i understand we're talking about a 9 member body? >> seeing it is - 11 members we'd simply change one of the san francisco at large seat to a local seat. >> very good. and that seat would be a member of district 11 or 7. my neighborhood covers both district. i'd like to make that amendment. okay seconded by commissioner cowen. and colleagues can we take that out objection. okay. he amendment is made.
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and then those items we can open up for public committed. any pun member want to commit? seeing none, public comment is closed. i think we have a change hoists so 23 we could do a roll call vote on those items. yes and on 18 and 20 as amended (calling names) these items pass >> the items pass. thank you. madam clerk our next item is our
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closed session. actually, i was caring whether or not we wanted to go into closed session we can - we're going to have interviews with 3 candidates for today but due to unforeseen circumstances we'll be postponing those until the 30th of next week. but i'm willing to go into clogsz session if suggested by the commission >> i think we're hearing everyone is okay. so why don't we do public comment and we'll continue this item until next week. so public comment is open on this item. and ms. sax
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>> i certainly hope that you realize the fact that lombardi has been stepping in for a gentleman when we couldn't take the meetings and everything in the - i've been involved with the various prop 89 but that everything was done - all the hiring was done in house they did it from within and she's very qualified. she understands what she's doing. i strongly suggest i vote for her. i know that the whole department
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supports her >> any of the public want to incriminating comment? >> ms. sax i'll agree that she's done a wonderful job for the transportation authority and i'm sure she appreciates your comments as well. so colleagues we have had our full discussion at the intellectual committee so we'll not be meeting we've got 3 names and we'll be interviewing those candidates next tuesday and this meeting will be for the whole discussion. beginning in september we'll make a final determination for the if not lift and look forward to having that discussion next
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week and making our final decision. so we can go on to our next item which is item 23. introduction of new items. >> commissioner breed. >> thank you. i'll be brief. i just want to request a hearing at the september plans meeting concerning the posh for the mta tow increase passenger capacity of our light rail vehicles. this is an issue that i have been interested in for sometime. i understand the mta has start the process of pursuing to replace the existing fleet and those some be configured. but they won't arrive for several years and we have serious overcrowding now.
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reconvene fingering the seats will alleviate the crowding. i said the staff to collaborate on the feasibility of doing this. so thank you very much. >> thank you, commissioners breed. colleagues any other comments for introduction. okay. we go onto the public comment on this item. any member of the public want to commit? seeing none, public comment is closed >> item 24 public comment. >> time for a general public comment. >> chair avalos i'm glad you agree with me what i said earlier about maria but i want i
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all to understand you need to have someone that understands the city and understands our transit system that knows what's going on and then not having someone costa mesa coming from outside and saying this is what's going on the other end of the country you should take into consideration that as well. also i was supposed to be up for reappointment today but i'm not going to worry about it. it's on the agenda. if i have to wait another month i'll do it or two months but my term ended this month so take it from there thank you very much >> ms. sax you are reappointed to your seat on your u our calendar congratulations. >> thank you very much.
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>> if there are no other members of the public wishing to commit. public comment is closed. and madam clerk call our next item >> item 25 i will adjournment. >> colleagues we're adjourned.
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>> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it,
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fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals.
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, bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson.
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928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes. hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city.
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take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two
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bridges, and trails the climb to the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience.
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located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs
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and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills,
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it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible.
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we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans.
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a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and
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tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada
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accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is aned